The 5 best places for a healthy lunch in Rotterdam

1) Deli Tasty

Vietnamese street food cooked to perfection at affordable prices. Take a seat and enjoy a deliciously soothing pho soup on a cold and windy day, or try one of the banh-mi sandwiches or fresh salads. Top off your meal with Vietnamese ice coffee. Deli Tasty is a very down-to-earth Asian eatery in an otherwise high-end shopping street.

Vietnamese dish from Deli Tasty

2) Wes

This unpretentious eatery was named after the eccentric director Wes Anderson. Fans will spot hints to his movies in the colourful 50s and 60s designs. The Weslava is a baklava ‘inspired by Wes’. The menu combines culinary traditions from Persian and Jewish cuisines. They have dishes for every moment of the day: yoghurt with nuts, a spiced egg and tomato dish, or lamb stew.

food at Wes

3) Op Het Dak

Home-grown organic and fresh ingredients, tastefully balanced and wonderfully presented. The food here is great, but you can’t beat the location: a rooftop restaurant with a veg garden smack in the middle of the city.

rooftop lunch bar Op het dak

4) Bij Loes

There are so many tempting options on Loes’s menu – from vitello tonnato to homemade hummus sandwiches and even a Thai tuna salad – that it’s hard to choose. If you have the time, book ahead and try the surprise menu with four, five or even six courses served in one of the most picturesque surroundings of the city.

restaurant interior of Bij Loes

5) The Tea Lab

Don’t be fooled by the name. In addition to a nice tea selection, this restaurant also serves an excellent lunch. With big sandwiches and healthy salad bowls. Gluten free and vegan options available.

High tea at Tea Lab Rotterdam

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